History of Calvinism
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Returning to the Old Paths Jeremiah 6:16 On May 8, 1845, two hundred ninety-three "delegates" (as they were then called) from Baptist churches in the South assembled in Augusta, Georgia, to form a new denomination. From that first meeting to the present, the Southern Baptist Convention has been marvelously blessed by our Lord. Missions, education, benevolence, social concerns--these are among the many avenues of service which Southern Baptists have cooperatively traveled during the last 150 years. During our century-and-a-half pilgrimage Southern Baptists have made great strides in many of these areas.
"Let God give what He commands, and command what He will." - Augustine Confessions "Through freedom man came to be in sin, but the corruption which followed as punishment turned freedom into necessity." - Augustine On Man's Perfection In Righteousness "To will is of nature, but to will aright is of grace." - Augustine Sermons "God bids us do what we cannot, that we may know what we ought to seek from him." - Augustine On Grace And Free Will
The Calvinist-Arminian debate is best known as a dispute between Dutch Protestants in the early 17th century. The theological points remain at issue as the basis of current disagreements amongst some Protestants, particularly evangelicals . These debates go back in some form to Augustine of Hippo 's battle with the Pelagians in the 5th century on theological cornerstones of soteriology , including depravity , predestination , and atonement . [ edit ] Quinquarticular Controversy
Dates in this article are according to the Julian Calendar . Sources using the Old Style calendar will need to be adjusted by adding ten days. The Synod of Dort (also known as the Synod of Dordt or the Synod of Dordrecht ) was a National Synod held in Dordrecht in 1618–1619, by the Dutch Reformed Church , to settle a divisive controversy initiated by the rise of Arminianism . The first meeting was on November 13, 1618, and the final meeting, the 154th, was on May 9, 1619. Voting representatives from eight foreign Reformed churches were also invited. Dort was a contemporary English term for the town of Dordrecht (and it remains the local colloquial pronunciation).